Elshadai Tesfaye wins Burt Award for African Young Adult Literature All-Stars 2017
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Elshadai Tesfaye wins Burt Award for African Young Adult Literature All-Stars 2017

Elshadai Tesfaye is the winner of the Burt Award for African Young Adult Literature All-Stars 2017. The announcement was made at a ceremony at the Southern Sun, May Fair Hotel in Nairobi, Kenya on September 29, 2017. In early September, the shortlist for the new Burt Award for African Young Adult Literature All Stars was […]

South African Literary Awards 2017 shortlists announced
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South African Literary Awards 2017 shortlists announced

The South African Literary Awards have announced the shortlists for the best work for 2017. Since its inception in 2005 the South African Literary Awards popularly known as the SALA has honoured 160 authors in 11 categories in all official South African languages. The award has been won by the most well-known writers in the […]

Tunde Ososanya wins Ecuador- Nigeria Young Writers Short Story contest
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Tunde Ososanya wins Ecuador- Nigeria Young Writers Short Story contest

Tunde Ososanya is the winner of the Short Story Contest for young writers from Ecuador and Nigeria announced on October 3, 2017. Ososanya and other five shortlisted writers will be published in a bilingual publication (English and Spanish). The judges Professor Zaynab Alkali, Friday Ejilogo and George Bala were given blind copies of all the […]

Ghana Writers Awards 2017 shortlist announced
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Ghana Writers Awards 2017 shortlist announced

  The shortlist for those in the running for the Ghana Writers Awards 2017 have been announced. Last year the first Ghana Writers Awards were hosted in Accra with the best in the writing in the West African nation feted. In that ceremony, Dr Michael Osei Agyapong won the Ananse Prize for Literature winner, Bawa […]

Ndinda Kioko makes Wasafiri New Writing Prize 2017 Shortlist
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Ndinda Kioko makes Wasafiri New Writing Prize 2017 Shortlist

Kenyan writer Ndinda Kioko is one of the writers on the Wasafiri New Writing Prize 2017 Shortlist. Wasafiri is a leading magazine for international contemporary writing based in the UK. Launched in 1984, it is now renowned for publishing some of the world’s most distinguished writers including Chinua Achebe, Kamau Brathwaite, Anita and Kiran Desai, […]

Ikeogu Oke is NLNG Nigerian Prize for Literature 2017 winner
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Ikeogu Oke is NLNG Nigerian Prize for Literature 2017 winner

Poet Ikeogu Oke is the winner of the Nigerian Prize for Literature 2017, the richest in African literature worth US$100,000 for his book The Heresiad. The richest prize in African literature worth US$100,000 to its winner has announced the winner for this year’s edition after a longlist and a shortlist of Ogaga Ifowodo, Tanure Ojaide, […]

Text Book Center Jomo Kenyatta Prize for Literature 2017 winners announced
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Text Book Center Jomo Kenyatta Prize for Literature 2017 winners announced

The winners of the Text Book Center Jomo Kenyatta Prize for Literature 2017 were announced on September 30, 2017 as part of this year’s Nairobi International Book Fair. The Jomo Kenyatta Prize for Literature a brainchild of the Kenya Publishers Association, established in the early 1970’s, is open to Kenyan writers whose work is published […]

A Igoni Barrett to judge manuscript prize worth US$12,000
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A Igoni Barrett to judge manuscript prize worth US$12,000

Novelist A. Igoni Barrett will serve as the inaugural judge of the Graywolf Press Africa Prize. The prize is worth US$12,000 to the winner. Graywolf Press was founded by Scott Walker in Port Townsend, Washington, in 1974. Graywolf’s first publications were limited-edition chapbooks of poetry, which were printed on a letterpress and hand sewn by […]

Maktaba Awards 2017 set to celebrate Kenya’s top libraries
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Maktaba Awards 2017 set to celebrate Kenya’s top libraries

The best libraries in Kenya will be feted at the Maktaba Awards 2017 at a ceremony at the Kenya National Museum on Friday 22nd September 2017. For the last eight years, the Kenya Library Association, the Goethe Institut, the Jomo Kenyatta Foundation and the Ministry of Sports, Culture, and the Arts have been organising the […]